Ubuntu Touch Mobile OS To Launch On October 17

Ubuntu’s Edge smartphone may not have met its goal to launch the super smartphone into production, but it doesn’t mean that its other products are also taking a step back. Today, Canonical announced that Ubuntu touch for smartphones will be officially launched on October 17 alongside the latest version of Ubuntu for desktop – the Ubuntu Linus 13.10. 

 

Ubuntu’s Edge smartphone may not have met its goal to launch the super smartphone into production, but it doesn’t mean that its other products are also taking a step back.

Today, Canonical announced that Ubuntu touch for smartphones will be officially launched on October 17 alongside the latest version of Ubuntu for desktop – the Ubuntu Linus 13.10. According to Canonical’s Nicholas Skaggs, the goal is to bring about a downloadable installer of Touch by mid-October.

The OS was initially unveiled at the 2013 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and is compatible with a number of Nexus-branded devices including the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets. According to a report by PC World, Ubuntu Touch will still be initially compatible with the said devices and the first batch of devices to sport the OS outside the Nexus line won’t be available until late 2013 at the earliest of early next year.

Installation details are still not disclosed yet, but we’re expecting this information to be revealed as we approach the launch date in a few weeks.

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